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2 Arrested in Islamorada-Taking Moray Eel – Undersize Sharks

A state marine officer found two undersized nurse sharks and a dead moray eel while inspecting a catch made from an Islamorada dock Thursday. Officer Paul Hein of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spotted several people fishing off a private dock near Tea Table Key around 3 p.m. Hein saw two nurse sharks,…

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Sanctuary Reef Exhibit Comes to Islamorada

  Sanctuary Reef, a unique traveling exhibit that gives a shrimp’s eye view of an oversized coral reef, is now on display at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada, through Feb. 28, 2016. This interactive display developed by Mote Marine Laboratory brings the ocean’s coral reefs and vital scientific research to life through hands-on…

John Leguizamo Cast in Bloodline Season 2

Another skeleton has tumbled out of Danny Rayburn’s closet, and this one looks a lot like John Leguizamo. Spoiler Alert: It is John Leguizamo. The multi-hyphenate is joining Bloodline‘s upcoming second season in a series-regular role that has strong ties to Ben Mendelsohn’s late (but still viable) black sheep, TVLine has learned exclusively. Leguizamo’s character, Ozzy Delvecchio, is a…

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Volunteers Fill Gap for Islamorada State Parks

For a little over two decades, Karen Sunderland has helped local state parks fill the financial gap when their budgets fall short. Sunderland, a founding member of Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks, described the volunteer group’s focus as one geared primarily toward fundraising. The group’s most lucrative project comes during the year-end season of…

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Publix to Begin Demolishing 10 buildings in Islamorada By EOM

Publix will begin demolishing the 10 buildings that sit on its planned market site in Islamorada before the end of the month. Most notably, the buildings include the former Fish Bowl bowling alley, which closed in 2012, and the Coral Grill, a decaying Islamorada landmark that closed more than 15 years ago. Publix attorney Andy…

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Best of The Florida Keys – Key Largo – Islamorada – Key West

The Chica Travelsita, Travel Blogger and Travel Agent explores the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West! She stays at The Casa Morada in Islamorada, explores the waters with Upper Keys Sport Fishing and The Florida Fisherman and experiences delicious food and drinks at Lorelei’s Restaurant and Bar, Bitton Bistro and The Square Grouper….

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Hunting Invasive Lionfish Help’s Protect Coral Reefs

As Eric Billips reaches the bottom of the reef, 90 feet down, he spots a cloud of minnows around a coral head, and as expected, finds half a dozen lionfish lurking nearby. They’re beautiful, hovering like little resplendent flowers. But they’re dangerous, housing 18 venomous spines that repel predators. Billips is able to spear three…

Emmy nominations 2015: A look at the Lesser-known Bloodline

Perennial critic and audience favorites like “Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men” made the cut when the 2015 Emmy nominations were recently announced, but some TV show names may have had the average viewer scratching their heads. What’s “Bloodline”? “Bloodline,” for which actor Kyle Chandler received a Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy…

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Unique Gilmore Estate ‘Houseboat’ For Sale – Islamorada

Price: $5,950,000 Location: 101 Carroll Street Islamorada, Florida 33036. Square Footage: 959 Land Size 5+ Acres Located oceanfront in downtown Islamorada, the historical Gilmore Estate is locally known as the Bay Bourne Houseboat. Situated on 5+ acres, with 300 feet of beach, the Houseboat is an actual 60 foot 1948 Chris Craft with 1 stateroom,…

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Revisiting The Lost Soldiers of 1935 Hurricane

BY JENNY STALETOVICH  Just inside Woodlawn Cemetery off busy Eighth Street, across from an AutoNation Nissan dealership, a granite monument marks the final resting place of 79 U.S. soldiers buried in a mass grave after one of the worst hurricanes to ever strike U.S. shores. The marker, erected by a Miami American Legion Post, is…